Saturday, February 23, 2013
When Tiffany Reisz decided to make her joke about an office-supply erotica anthology into reality, I was very excited. I, like many writers and creative types, adore stationery. I love to go into Staples and Ryman (UK stationery chain) and wander around, looking at things, even if I have no intention of buying anything! Also, back when I was at college, many, many years ago (*feels very old*) I actually used to work in a one of the shops belonging to aforementioned UK stationery chain, when it was still called Partners. It was just a weekend and day-off-college job to earn me some cash which I was supposed to spend on my education, but inevitably spent on booze, clothes and, of course, stationery! So, okay, I did kind of spend it on my education, then ;) I enjoyed the job, and many years later it provided the inspiration for my story in Felt Tips, A Stroke of Peach.
And now I’m getting to the bit about the allure of sex at work! Back then, I sadly did not have sex on the premises of the stationery shop. Thinking about it, I’ve never done the deed of the premises of any of the places I’ve worked, and I work from home now, so that opportunity has been lost. Damn. Anyhow, the allure has always been something I’ve been aware of, and it is a very popular fantasy amongst males and females alike, so when I thought about my potential Felt Tips story, I was leaning towards the topic of sex at work very quickly. But I wanted to do something a little different from sex in the office, and that’s when I decided to pull on my experience of working in the stationery store.
Just like any other kind of workplace, having sex there would be risky, forbidden and guaranteed to get you fired. And therein lies the allure—whether or not someone will actually take that risk, if it’s something that floats their boat, they’ll think about it, fantasise about it. Their boss, a colleague, someone else altogether... everybody loves a little bit of the forbidden, don’t they?
So if this is something that appeals to you but you don’t want to run the risk, then why not grab your copy of Felt Tips quick-smart and check out A Stroke of Peach? You can live vicariously through the characters, and as far as I know, you can’t get sacked for doing that!
Happy Reading! x
Shoshanna Evers, Kelly Jamieson, Karen Stivali, Karen Booth, and forty other authors share their office-supply-inspired fantasies in Felt Tips, an eclectic anthology of erotic literature. This collection is edited by bestselling author Tiffany Reisz, who contributes “Teacher’s Pet,” a brand-new Original Sinners short story. All proceeds from the sale of Felt Tips will be donated to an organization that helps struggling schools supply their classrooms.
Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over seventy publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include Best Bondage Erotica 2012 and 2013, and Best Women's Erotica 2013. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies. She owns Erotica For All, and is book editor for Cliterati. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9